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Looks like a cool project.

I'm just curious about why this is billed as an Advent calendar, when really the only thing it has in common with an Advent calendar is that it terminates on Christmas.

Is there anything about it that has anything to do with Advent, i.e. the Christian liturgical season that precedes Christmas?




With an Advent calendar, you open a surprise, tiny gift every day of December until Christmas. With Advent of Code, you open a surprise, tiny code puzzle every day of December until Christmas.


It's a pretty common thing to call something "Advent of x" or "x Advent calendar" nowadays, if it involves something happening once each day between 1st and 25th of December. For example: https://24ways.org/

More here: https://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/advent-calendars-des...


Look at https://adventofcode.com/2015 :) A lovely Christmas tree!




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